Friday, July 27, 2007

System Administrator Appreciation Day

Share the love. Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Let's face it: nobody thinks about the people who make the Internet work every day. We just cuss them when the conenctions are too slow or a site goes down. WE don't realize that they work very hard, are on call 24-7-365, and care about nothing more than keeping the connections up and running so that we can look up our LOLcats. I realize a little bit of what sysadmins do, having closely worked with them for over 7; years (sheesh!). They don't get the credit or the recognition they deserve. So if you can, hug a sysadmin. Or at least send an email thanking your friendly neighborhood sysadmin. They don't bite. Well, most of them. :-)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kids these days

This studyNew MTV, Nickelodeon and Microsoft Challenges Assumptions About Relationship Between Kids, Youth & Digital Technology. It's an interesting idea, and I wonder if I can get the concepts out to my faculty. They think the kids know everything about how the technology works, and I've known for a while that they really don't. They're great with application and how-to,but not so good with implications and fixing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

it's official

According to Facebook, I have 34 friends. According to GoodReads, I have read 50 books. So now I have more books than friends.

You can make of that what you will.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's official.

I am a Freak.

Your Score: Freak- INFJ

46% Extraversion, 66% Intuition, 33% Thinking, 53% Judging

Well, well, well. How did someone like you end up with the least common personality type of them all? In a group of 100 Americans, only 0.5 others would be just like you. You really are one of a kind... In fact, I do believe that that's one of the definitions for the word "FREAK."

Freak's not such a bad word to describe you actually.

You are deep, complex, secretive and extremely difficult to understand. If that doesn't scream "Freak!" I don't know what does. No-one actually knows the REAL you, do they?

You probably have deep interests in creative expression as well as issues of spirituality and human development.

You've probably even been called a "psychic" before, because of your uncanny knack to understand and "read" people without quite knowing how you do it. Don't fret. You're not actually psychic. That would make you special and you'll never accomplish that.

You're also quite possible the most emotional of them all, so don't take this all too hard. Nevertheless you most definitely have the strangest personality type and that's not necessarily a good thing.


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.


The other personality types are as follows...

Loner - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Saturday, July 21, 2007

What I'm Reading update

Last night I went to the College bookstore to wait in line and get my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I didn't really WANT to drive the 12 miles from my house to the bookstore, but it won't be open tomorrow, we'd already paid for our copies, and Mountain Man has to be out of town all next week, so he wouldn't be able to get it till the next weekend. And I have no restraint when it comes to Harry Potter. I stayed up till 4 a.m. to finish the first one, and the others are similarly addicting. So we came home and read till 2 a.m. I have to say that it moves quickly, perhaps the most quickly of any of the books. Then again, she doesn't have a whole lot of space to wrap things up.

I've also joined a cool new service called Good Reads. It's a social bookmarking site where you list the books you've read, you review books, and you can share the books that others are reading. I've already got 3 friends that I've invited, and I have to say it's pretty addicting. You can link to it from the right bar on my blog. I've concentrated on pleasure reading now, but later I'll be posting the professional books I've read, some of which are damn cool.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Recipe for tonight's supper

1. Take a tiny zucchini, fresh from your friend's garden, slice it lengthwise, then slice it into bite-sized pieces.

2. Put in the pasta salad that you made last week. Mix well.

3. Return to the refrigerator for a half-hour (or as long as you can stand the wait).

4. Sprinkle individual serving with Parmesan cheese.

5. Eat. Marvel at how well the sweet crunch of the zucchini blends with the vinegar-based dressing, green peppers, and olives.

6. Smile as you think how lucky you are to have good friends!